3/26/10

Your Bee Rescue Hotline at work: La Crescenta


Jill in La Crescenta spotted a swarm in her front yard and called the Bee Rescue Hotline.


Backwards Beekeeper Maurice headed out there. He says:

I captured and hived this swarm today...the limb from which the swarm was suspended was so thick that I couldn't get but about 70% in first box. Two more shakes and two more boxes brought the total to about 95%.


Maurice continues:
Many loose bees clustered on the screen of box #1, so I assumed the the queen was in that one. How long does it take for the uncaught bees to totally dissipate from the swarm site?

The remaining bees:

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